Blue vs. White Recap

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Updated: 10/24/2012 11:41 pm

Men’s Basketball Blue/White Game Notes

Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., October 24, 2012

FINAL SCORE: Blue 89, White 88

Team Notes

·        This was the fifth year that the Blue/White Game was played in Rupp Arena.

·        The win marks the 11th consecutive game that Blue has gone unbeaten in the Blue-White Scrimmage, with its last loss to White coming in 2000-01 (scrimmage not held in 2007-08).

·        UK returns to the court Thurs. Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. against Northwood.  The exhibition will be televised live on Fox Sports South and delayed on the UK IMG Sports Network.

·        Kentucky opens the regular season Fri. Nov. 9 vs. Maryland at the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.  The game will be at 8:30 p.m. and televised by ESPN.

First-Half Facts

·        The Blue team started with the lineup of Jarrod Polson, Julius Mays, Twany Beckham, Jon Hood and Willie Cauley-Stein.

·        The White team started with the lineup of Ryan Harrow, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer and Nerlens Noel.

·        Ahead10-6, the Blue team went on a 15-2 run to stretch the lead to 25-8.

·        The Blue squad stayed ahead the remainder of the half and led 46-38 at intermission.

Second-Half Story

·        Severalof the players switched teams for the second half.

o       Bluecame out with Noel, Hood, Harrow, Polson and Tod Lanter.

o       Whitewas Stein, Wiltjer, Poythress, Goodwin and Mays.

·        Playersalso switched teams during the second half.

·        Blue steadily chipped away and tied the game at 49, then took the lead and led the rest of the way.

·        Whitepulled within two at 88-86 with four seconds to go. 

o       Lanter made a foul shot to make it 89-86, giving White a chance to tie with 2.5 seconds  on the clock. 

o       Wiltjer fouled a Goodwin three-point shot at the buzzer; with a chance to tie, Goodwin made the second and third shots and Blue held on to win.

Individual Notes

·        Archie Goodwin led all scorers with 32 points and added nine rebounds.  

·        Kyle Wiltjer totaled 28 points and nine rebounds.

·        Alex Poythress tallied 25 points and six boards.

·        Ryan Harrow notched 20 points and a game-high six assists.

·        Willie Cauley-Stein double-doubled with 14 points and 12 rebounds.  He also had 5 blocks.

·        Nerlens Noel had seven blocked shots to go along with his nine points and eight rebounds.

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